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Monday, 19 January 2015

A gift of love (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a little altered gift box made using the gorgeous new stamps Fluttering Hearts and  Punky Hearts, you can find them both here.


I began by painting the box with white gesso and then a layer of ivory acrylic paint. I stamped the heart background stamp from Punky Hearts with pink acrylic paint, I love to use paint to stamp as it gives some extra texture to your project. Once the paint was dry I used gold gilding wax around the edges, applying quite roughly for a shabby finish.

The heart on top of the box was a happy accident made by stamping into hot UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) with brilliance ink. I took some thick white card and applied versamark ink and layer of clear UTEE, heated and then applied another layer of clear. Once i'd heated this layer I added a layer of white UTEE and stamped into the hot mixture with Pink Brilliance ink. Unfortunately I moved the stamp and ended up with a bit of a mess but not wanting to give up, I blasted it with my heat gun again and stamped into it with black ink. creating a black impression on a pink/white background. I cut this out and again edged with gold gilding wax before wrapping with ribbon and popping it on top of my box.



To finish off I added gems and edged the side of the box with lace and ribbon.

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

14 comments:

  1. Very interesting Claire, I love how you managed to build on your mistake to make a beautiful embellishment. Love the whole effect.

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  2. Great result from your 'happy accident' :)

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  3. A very nice happy accident. The pink and black go so nicely together. Lovely box.

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  4. this looks stunning claire. i adore this stamp and will definitely try stamping into utee with it. hugs rachel x

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  5. Amazing Claire. Just shows what you can do if you persevere :-D

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  6. This is lovely Claire, a happy accident indeed
    Jackie x

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  7. This is gorgeous Claire and the central heart turned out fantastically. A beautiful box! x

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  8. This is stunning! Funny how happy accidents are always the best! x

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  9. Very striking with the black, pink & gold combination & I love your accenting of the flower centres, Isn't it lovely when a mishap creates something you'd not thought of. Your trim of the box & the gilding wax creates a very Victorian feel to this, especially with the shabby chic elements.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. WOW !!! Was für ein schönes Werk...

    Sophie

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  11. Beaytiful make! Lovely to see some fabric here!

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  12. How pretty Claire and your 'accident' certainly was a happy one ...... your heart is beautiful!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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